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On Nov. 22, 1963, John F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was shot to death during a motorcade in Dallas; Texas Gov. John B. Connally, riding in the same car as Kennedy, was seriously wounded. Suspected gunman Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson was sworn in as president.

In The Daily Item issue (Nov. 18), it stated that 6,000 new cases of COVID-19 infections reported in Pennsylvania this date.

It may have been Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, “English is the sea which is nourished by tributaries from everywhere under heaven” and if he didn’t say it, he probably should have. Emerson was a Phi Beta Kappa scholar, a one-time minister, a philosopher and one of the few who early on recognized that Walt Whitman was going to be a great writer.

The missionaries consisting of sixteen Americans and one Canadian kidnapped by the Haitian “400 Mawozo” gang October 16, is extremely scary. The gang has threatened to kill the humanitarian Christians if a million dollar per person ransom is not fulfilled.